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Wall seeks board seat

By ohtadmin | September 13, 2018

Christy WallMy name is Christy Wall. I am running for the Mariposa County School Board representing District 3. Our school district will be better served with more transparency, a fresh set of eyes and a new energetic response to public concerns. I have a BA degree in liberal arts with a double major in philosophy and theology and a double […]

Legislature fails to reform state’s fishing license program: group

By ohtadmin | September 13, 2018

 For two consecutive legislative sessions, the California State Legislature has failed to pass meaningful fishing license reforms that would address California’s declining fishing participation rate and declining fishing license sales and revenue, according to one group. After the State Legislature amended Senate Bill 518 (Berryhill) to increase the cost of the bill’s proposed 12-month fishing license, the California Sportfishing League […]

Property tax relief possible as result of Ferguson Fire

By ohtadmin | September 13, 2018

Mariposa County officials have announced property damaged by the Ferguson Fire may be eligible for property tax relief through assessment adjustment procedures. If a property suffered $10,000 or more in damage, you may file an Application for Reassessment of Property Damaged by Misfortune or Calamity with the Assessor Recorder’s Office. Forms are available at the Assessor-Recorder’s Office in the Hall […]

IN BRIEF …

By ohtadmin | September 13, 2018

Museum training begins Volunteer training for the California State Mining and Mineral Museum will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 19. This orientation meeting at will begin at 3 p.m., at the museum at the Mariposa Fairgrounds. Training sessions will be held on Wednesday afternoons through Nov. 14. Once trained, volunteers will provide educational tours to schools, community groups and international visitors […]

Richard William Rosebrock

By ohtadmin | September 13, 2018

Dick Rosebrock was born in Indianapolis and grew up on the family farm where they were “truck gardeners” — raising produce which was trucked into the farmers’ market in the city early each morning. He graduated with honors from veterinary school at Purdue University in 1973 and then came west to practice veterinary medicine. Dick and his wife Lynne moved […]

REMEMBERING THE FALLEN

By ohtadmin | September 13, 2018

Above, John Morgan, battalion chief for Mariposa County Fire, leads a moment of silence Tuesday morning at the Art Park in Mariposa honoring the victims of Sept. 11, 2001. He is flanked by emergency responders from this area. Below left, Frank Johnson, training officer for County Fire, rings the ceremonial bell to honor the fallen. The inset photo is of […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

By ohtadmin | September 13, 2018

• EMS – 5 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 2 • Auto Collisions – 0 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 14 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you! Positions are available for fire/medical and […]

Get ready to howl: CoyoteFest returns

By ohtadmin | September 13, 2018

“Honey Bee,” a ‘56 Foose Chevy Bel Air Convertible, will be at the 2018 CoyoteFest in Coulterville for all to see. Submitted photoStart warming up your vocal chords. CoyoteFest, an annual Coulterville tradition, is returning for another year, and with it, the popular Coyote Howl contest. “This is an old fashioned kind of family event,” said Dale Silverman, one of […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

By ohtadmin | September 13, 2018

Sheriff’s Daily Log Sept. 3 – Attempted poaching was reported on Converse Road in Coulterville. • Mail theft was reported on Paraje Way in Lake Don Pedro. • There was a distressed sheep at the Art Park in Mariposa. Sept. 4 – There was a report of illegal dumping on White Rock Road in Mariposa. • Child abuse was reported […]

Coyote problems continue to rise, including in county

By ohtadmin | September 13, 2018

Author Neal Bolton is shown with his book about coyotes and their impacts on humans. Photo by Nicole W. LittleFor those old enough to remember, there was nothing like watching Wile E. Coyote always trying to catch his nemesis the road runner. Although it was just a television cartoon, there was still something special about the coyote’s failed attempts week […]